Former FBI director James Comey sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos tonight to promote his new book, A Higher Loyalty.
A lot of the interesting details were already known—Comey discussed the fact that Trump is “slightly orange up close” and grapples with his role in electing Trump by miscalculating the way his announcement of an investigation into Hillary’s emails—but the awkwardness that followed Trump’s election.
But there were some interesting
1. When they first met, Trump didn’t ask him any questions about Russian actions after it was clear that they had interfered in the election.
Trump wanted Comey to assure him that the election was fair. Once Comey said he thought that he himself had not put his thumb on the scale, they wanted to write a press release.
“Then the conversation, to my surprise, moved into a PR conversation… No one, to my recollection, asked asked, ‘So what’s coming next from the Russians? How might we stop it?'”
Watch that part of the ABC interview below:
2. Comey camouflaged himself with a curtain to hide in a failed attempt to hide from Trump.
“I’m 6’8″. And then I— I look and right next to me is this blue curtain. And I’m wearing a blue suit the doesn’t match perfectly, but close enough. So I’m thinking, ‘How great is that? I got a little camouflage.’ And so I start moving over and I pressed myself against the blue curtain, true story.”
3. Comey didn’t vote but his family were all Hillary supporters who attended the Women’s March.
“I didn’t take a poll among all the kids, but I’m pretty sure that at least my four daughters, probably all five of my kids, wanted Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president. I know my amazing spouse did… My wife and girls marched in the women’s march the day after President Trump’s inauguration. There was a lot of passion in this house for Hillary Clinton.”